About the Scholarship

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

Judith McManus Price, a planner for more than 30 years before her death in 2001.she was an extraordinary woman with extraordinary talents that she freely shared with everyone she met in her life. Judith McManus Price served the public sector in a variety of planning positions facing challenges with strength and optimism. After Judith McManus Price death, her husband Thomas price started this scholarship to help women and minority students enter the field of planning

The scholarship is providing partial funding for women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students who enrolled in planning accreditation board accredited planning programs, intending to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, (which includes local, state, and federal government and not-for-profit careers) and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship  Application Deadline

Submit all application information as electronic documents (either as e-mail attachments or links to documents online such as Dropbox or Google Docs) to students@planning.org with "Judith McManus Price Scholarship-[INSERT THE LAST NAME]" as the e-mail subject before April 30.2019. It is highly preferred that applicants submit all documents in one electronic packet. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Committee. To check on the status of your application, send your request to students@planning.org.

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship  Application requirement

  • A two-page personal and background statement written by the student, describing how their graduate education will be applied to career goals and why they chose planning as a career path

  • A completed and signed APA Financial Aid application;

  • Two letters of recommendation in support of the student's application and career goals.

  • Transcripts of all previous collegiate and graduate academic work (official transcripts are NOT required — we prefer that you submit electronic copies with your packet)

  • Written verification from the school's financial officer or copies of a school publication or website indicating the average cost of one academic year of graduate school.

  • A resume (optional if the information is supplied in the student's personal statement.

  • Copy of acceptance letter from a PAB-accredited graduate planning school (incoming students only).

  • A notarized statement of financial independence signed by the student's parent(s) (optional) certifying that the student will not be taken as a tax deduction in the year for which the scholarship is sought and will not receive financial aid from the parents. If submitting tax information, please delete social security numbers.

  • The student’s signature on this application

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship Award

The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is providing an amount of $2000 to  $4000 to the student who is eligible for the scholarship. The payments are made to the school on the student’s account. The award includes a paid one-year student membership to APA.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a female member of African American or Hispanic American or Native American minority groups.

  • The applicant must be a citizen of U.S.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB as an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • The applicant must have plans to work in the public sector as a practicing planner.

  • The applicant must demonstrate a financial need.